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Italian – American Flag Raising Ceremony 2022

October 3, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

The flyer is a vertical picture of the Italian flag. The lower portion of the flyer is the information for the flag raising.

Benvenuti! The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the City Council Members and the Office of Cultural Affairs are proud to recognize and honor the Jersey City Columbus Day Parade Committee and the Italian community as we celebrate the Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month during the Flag Raising ceremony on Monday, October 3, 2022.

In 1880, Italians began migrating to the U.S. to flee rural poverty in Southern Italy and Sicily. Today, Americans of Italian descent are the nations fifth-largest ethnic group. In tribute to all Italian Americans, the month of October was designated to be the Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month and was first celebrated in 1989 by proclamation of the President and Congress in the United States to honor the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States, particularly in the arts, science, and culture. 

Each October, millions of Americans of Italian descent come together to celebrate and reflect on their families’ histories, traditions, and values. Events are held throughout the month celebrating and educating the public about Italian-American history and culture. Many Italian-American families have meaningful accounts of hardships, discovery and drive that brought them to where they are today. 

The Jersey City Columbus Day Parade Committee was founded in 2009 led by President Nicholas J. Grillo.  It is here in Jersey City that they are recognized for their commitment to the preservation of Italian-American Heritage and Culture and for their efforts during the Columbus Day celebration.  The significant contributions and accomplishments of the Italian-Americans to our great City and nation in the fields of education, politics, religion, science, industry and business serve an important asset to our City and to our nation’s growth and cultural development.

Group picture for the Italian flag raising.

This year the Jersey City Columbus Day Parade Committee honors:

The Honorable Judge A. Turula: Grand Marshall
Chris Cupo: Italian Man of the year
Wendy Razzoli: Italian Woman of the Year
Nicole Macagnano: Miss Columbus
Christian Gallagher: Italian JCPD of the year
Clarimondo Sarni: Italian JCFD of the year
Anna Couiello,MSN,RN: Medical Professional of the year
Carmines Italian Deli: Italian Business of the year
Michelina Marinelli: Educator of the year
Kevin Hennessey: Honorary Italian Man of the year
Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey: Honorary Italian Woman of the year

Also pictured are:
Councilman Richard Boggiano, Ward C
Councilman Yousef Saleh, Ward D
Council President Joyce E. Watterman

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October 3, 2022
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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City Hall Council Chambers
280 Grove Street 2nd floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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